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NCLR Applauds Supreme Court Decision Respecting Precedent and Affirming Access to Abortion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 29, 2020 CONTACTS:Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org NCLR Applauds Supreme Court Decision Respecting Precedent and Affirming Access to Abortion WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United States Supreme Court struck down a draconian restriction on access to abortion enacted by the state of Louisiana, holding that it served no medical benefit […]

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NCLR Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of Obergefell, Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 26, 2020 CONTACTS:Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org NCLR CELEBRATES FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OBERGEFELL, HISTORIC SUPREME COURT RULING ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY “Obergefell was about much more than simply winning the freedom to marry.” WASHINGTON, DC – The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today joins with millions of LGBTQ people and […]

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NCLR Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Invalidating Trump Administration’s Attempt to End DACA Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 18, 2020 CONTACTS:Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org NCLR Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Invalidating Trump Administration’s Attempt to End DACA Program WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the Trump Administration’s attempt to end the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides relief […]

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Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic and NCLR Release First-of-Its-Kind Comprehensive Legal Resource for Transgender Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 27, 2020 CONTACTChristopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic and NCLR Release First-of-Its-Kind Comprehensive Legal Resource for Transgender Youth Today, the Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic (HLAC) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights published a first-of-its-kind legal resource guide for transgender youth in the […]

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NCLR Applauds Historic Supreme Court Rulings Affirming LGBTQ Employees’ Right to Work Free of Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 15, 2020 CONTACTS:Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org NCLR Applauds Historic Supreme Court Rulings Affirming LGBTQ Employees’ Right to Work Free of Discrimination “For the first time, this historic decision ensures that LGBTQ people have nationwide employment protection and represents a monumental step that will help to create a safer working […]

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NCLR Denounces New Department of Health and Human Services Rule that Undermines Protections for LGBTQ Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 12, 2020 CONTACTS:Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org NCLR Denounces New Department of Health and Human Services Rule that Undermines Protections for LGBTQ Americans WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a rule that undermines clear federal protections against discrimination in health care based […]

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LGBTQ Organizations Unite to Combat Racial Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Those words, written over 30 years ago by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, remind us that indifference can never bridge the divide of hate. And, today, they should serve as a call to action to all of us, and […]

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NCLR to Honor SF 49ers Offensive Assistant Coach Katie Sowers, Comedian Gina Yashere with Awards at 2020 Anniversary Virtual Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 24, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The National Center of Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today announced that they will be honoring San Francisco 49ers Offensive Assistant Coach Katie Sowers with their Trailblazer Award, presented by pro-athlete and transgender activist Chris Mosier, at the NCLR 2020 Anniversary Virtual Celebration on Saturday, May 30 at 6 pm (PST). Also […]

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BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Idaho’s Request to Delay Transgender Inmate’s Medically Necessary Surgery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 21, 2020 BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Idaho’s Request to Delay Transgender Inmate’s Medically Necessary Surgery WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an attempt by the State of Idaho to delay Adree Edmo’s medically necessary gender confirmation surgery as that Court considers whether to review her case. Ms. Edmo, a transgender prisoner, sued […]

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Dee Farmer, the First Transgender Plaintiff in a Supreme Court Case, Mourns the Passing of Aimee Stephens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 15, 2020 Dee Farmer, the First Transgender Plaintiff in a Supreme Court Case, Mourns the Passing of Aimee Stephens BALTIMORE, MD – Dee Farmer, the first transgender plaintiff to bring a case before the United States Supreme Court, issued the following statement in response to the death of Aimee Stephens, a transgender woman whose […]

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NCLR Mourns the Passing of Transgender Trailblazer Aimee Stephens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 12, 2020 NCLR Mourns the Passing of Transgender Trailblazer Aimee Stephens  DETROIT, MI – The National Center for Lesbian Rights mourns the loss of Aimee Stephens, who passed today at the age of 59, before the U.S. Supreme Court could issue a decision in Stephens v. Harris Funeral Homes, the landmark civil rights case brought […]

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NCLR Denounces U.S. Department of Education Title IX Rule That Makes Schools Less Safe for LGBTQ Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 6, 2020 NCLR Denounces U.S. Department of Education Title IX Rule That Makes Schools Less Safe for LGBTQ Students  “This rule turns the promise of Title IX on its head and will make schools less safe, particularly for LGBTQ students, who experience higher levels of harassment and assault than do other students.” […]

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GLAD and NCLR Statement on the One Year Anniversary of Trump’s Transgender Military Ban  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 11, 2020 GLAD and NCLR Statement on the One Year Anniversary of Trump’s Transgender Military Ban WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Defense began enforcing the transgender military ban proposed by President Trump one year ago tomorrow, on April 12, 2019. Five legal cases challenging the policy are currently pending in the federal […]

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Born Perfect Applauds City of Tallahassee for Passing Groundbreaking Ordinance to End Conversion Therapy

Unanimous vote by Tallahassee City Council ensures that LGBTQ youth and vulnerable adults in Florida capital will be protected from this harmful practice  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 10, 2020 TALLAHASSEE, FL — On Thursday, the Tallahassee City Council unanimously passed the state’s most inclusive ordinance to protect minors and vulnerable adults from conversion therapy – the […]

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NCLR Mourns Loss of Civil Rights and LGBTQ Icon Phyllis Lyon, 95

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 9, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights mourns the loss of a beloved friend and LGBTQ civil rights icon. Phyllis Lyon, 95, passed away peacefully from natural causes at her home in San Francisco. Lyon, along with her wife Del Martin, was one of the nation’s first and […]

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NCLR Applauds Passage of Historic New York Law Modernizing Surrogacy and Assisted Reproduction Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 2, 2020 Advocacy work by Protecting Modern Families Coalition ensured that language modernizing New York law was included in final budget that would allow LGBTQ individuals to use reproductive technology to build loving families ALBANY, NY – National Center for Lesbian Rights applauds the New York Legislature for passing the 2021 state budget bill, which includes […]

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